When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Shreveport, chances are that you may find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Decrease use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely stop using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses might help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the hottest part of the day as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Shreveport, your home can warm up pretty quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just out of the house for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess heat out.
- Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually affect air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t decrease the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Shreveport are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 318-588-8163 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Shreveport with the warm temperatures.